Whale Boat

Whale Boat
Whale Boat
Item# AS058
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks.

Product Description

Whalers had no equal in handling an open boat at sea. At a time when whales were still plentiful as well as fair game, they were hunted in relatively small open rowboats. They approached a whale closely so as not to miss with a toothpick-like harpoon. At least when comparing it with the bulk of a seventy foot long leviathan sperm whale. And the Kings of the Sea didn't take kindly to being hunted, giving rise to the shanty of the harpooner: A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat. The whaleboat rode the waves like an albatross. For lightness, grace and speed it simply had no peer. The buckets held up to a mile of line. The harpooner would stand on the stern holding his harpoon. A successful throw might mean a long chase, the whale taking the boat in tow. The harpoon line would be belayed on a single pollard on the deck. The double ends made it easy to move in two directions, a slap of the tail of an angry whale had better be avoided. This hand built whaleboat is built lap strake planks-on-frame. Whaling tools in amazing detail.

Perfect item or gift for any Ocean Liner Memorabilia, Ship or Nautical Collector or Enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!

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